Governor Scott Presents More Than $124 Million in School Recognition Awards

On February 25, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state. Over 1,500 schools will receive the financial awards based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s teachers and schools prepare our students to pursue […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT PRESENTS MORE THAN $124 MILLION IN SCHOOL RECOGNITION AWARDS

On February 25, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the distribution of more than $124 million in School Recognition Program funding this year to Florida’s high performing schools across the state. Over 1,500 schools will receive the financial awards based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s teachers and schools prepare our […]

Governor Scott Hosts Teacher of the Year Summit

On February 24, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott today launched his annual Teacher of the Year Summit, bringing the state’s top teachers to the Capitol for a two-day workshop and celebration. Nearly 50 teachers of the year are participating in this year’s summit. Governor Scott said, “We know a great job starts with a great education, and everyday Florida teachers […]

Governor Scott Signs Executive Order To Reduce Testing In Florida

On February 24, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Scott today issued Executive Order 15-31 to suspend the grade 11 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) for English language arts until the Florida Legislature has an opportunity to consider legislation to eliminate the mandate. The elimination of the test follows an investigation conducted by Commissioner Pam Stewart that recommended a reduction in […]

Governor Scott Meets with Wawa in Pennsylvania to Discuss Continued Florida Growth

On February 23, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Announces company’s expansion ahead of schedule with 2,100 jobs already created PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – As part of his domestic business development mission in Pennsylvania, Governor Rick Scott today met with Chris Gheysens, President and CEO of Wawa Inc. to discuss their continued growth across Florida and to announce that Wawa’s 2015 expansion plans in Florida […]

Gov. Scott Announces Grand Opening of Optym’s Corporate Headquarters in Gainesville

On February 19, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Expansion to create 100 jobs, capital investment of more than $4 million GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the grand opening of Optym’s corporate headquarters in Gainesville. The expansion will create 100 new jobs and a capital investment of more than $4 million. Governor Scott said, “Optym’s expansion to their new corporate headquarters […]

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida Will Not Appeal Lawsuit Over Voter Rolls

On February 19, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

State will not appeal in Arcia v. Detzner Lawsuit  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced today that Florida will not continue to appeal the Arcia v. Detzner case concerning Florida’s voter rolls. The state’s deadline for appeal would be March 4, 2015. Governor Rick Scott said, “Since 2012, the Department of State has worked […]

Governor Rick Scott Announces Direct Connect Route from I-75 to Southwest Florida International Airport to Open in March

On February 18, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today that the direct connect route from I-75 in Lee County to Southwest Florida International Airport will open in March. The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) $54 million construction job, which finishes later this spring, also builds improvements to the existing entrance to the airport. Governor Scott said, “The Direct Connect […]

Governor Scott: We Must Reduce Testing in Florida Schools

On February 18, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

DOE testing investigation recommends Florida students take fewer assessments  Today, upon completing a testing investigation requested by Governor Rick Scott, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart recommended a reduction in the number of tests Florida students in public schools are required to take. Governor Rick Scott said, “A quality education prepares students to succeed in college or […]

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Award Three Champion of Service Awards to Outstanding Floridians

On February 18, 2015, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

During today’s Florida Cabinet meeting, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida awarded three Floridians with the Champion of Service Awards for their outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service. Governor Scott said, “It is an honor to recognize these great Floridians for their service to Florida’s veterans, at-risk children and families, as well as disaster preparedness […]